Following the passage of a controversial new law last week in North Carolina—where Northeastern maintains a regional campus—President Aoun issued a statement in strong support of diversity and inclusion. The law prevents local communities in that state from passing ordinances that protect the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender people. “At Northeastern University we believe diversity is a strength to be celebrated, not a source of division,” Aoun said.
On Tuesday, Northeastern students, faculty, and staff at the latest academic plan town hall meeting examined and shared ideas around diversity and inclusion, one of the core themes being discussed as part of the planning process.
Members of the Northeastern community gathered Thursday night to discuss that question, particularly in terms of inclusion and diversity, as part of the “Conflict. Civility. Respect. Peace. Northeastern Reflects” educational series.
Ellen Cushman’s research centers on literacy in tribal and urban communities, with a particular focus on exploring language’s role in the everyday struggle for dignity, respect, and change.
On Wednesday evening, the university hosted a summit in honor of Yehuda Yaakov, the newly appointed Consul General of Israel to New England.
Northeastern students, faculty, and staff discussed some contemporary challenges and solutions to increasing campus diversity in a cross-cultural roundtable on Tuesday afternoon at the Cabral Center.
The International Student and Scholar Institute kicked off Carnevale 2014 on Monday evening, beginning a two-month celebration of the campus’ cultural diversity.
Graduation rates have increased by 27.4 percentage points over the last decade, a fact that was highlighted in a new report.
The university community gathered together Thursday afternoon in a show of solidarity one week after the menorah on Krentzman Quad was vandalized.
Having garnered the regional prize, Northeastern will compete for the national Commitment to Diversity award from national residence hall association.